If you are looking for a trip with not much travelling, where you can see stunning scenery, delightful inland villages & castles, bodega visit and a tranquil river cruise – then this is the trip for you!
Day 1 sees us head to Jalance. On the way we stop at Albacete with time to visit the Cathedral, cutlery museum and have lunch (not included). From here we head to our hotel at Jalance with time to check in and freshen up before we leave for Cofrentes.
Confrentes is located in the Valencian region and sits in an area of natural beauty where the rivers Jucár and Cabriel merge. This is a land of pine trees, lakes and mountains. The village itself has a castle and stunning views. Here you can explore or take a ride on a train (optional & subject to availability). Return then to hotel for evening meal and free time . The hotel is in a rural setting in the village of Jalance and a great place to enjoy a peaceful drink wuth views of the great outdoors.
Day 2 – Visiting the beautiful, historical town of Requena with another pleasant drive through beautiful scenery. Requena was an important strategic enclave during the Middle Ages. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest.
Located in the high part of town, the old quarter of Requena following the same style as Hispano-Muslim towns. A visit around La Villa runs through narrow streets with houses bearing coats-of-arms, charming squares and typical houses decorated with tiles and elaborate wrought ironwork. The castle and keep were built by the Moors. The largest church in Requena, Santa María, and the church of El Salvador date to the 14th century and both have impressive Isabelline Gothic façades. It is home to examples of medieval architecture such as El Cid Palace and the San Nicolás Church. Don´t miss the tunnels which run through the tuffaceous rock Barrio de La Villa. They were excavated during the great austracista siege that took place in Requena from June 13 until July 1, 1706 on the occasion of the War of Succession to the Spanish crown.
Time for lunch before we journey to the Pago De Tharsys Wine Bodega for tour and tastings before heading back for dinner in the hotel.
Day 3 – After breakfast and check out we head back to Cofrentes for a riverboat cruise with stunning scenery from Coftrentes to Cortes de Pallas.
We then start to head back home, taking in the town of Almansa where you have time to look around and enjoy a leisurely lunch (not included)
The most remarkable feature of Almansa is its impressive castle, built on top of a great rock that crowns the city. Of Arab origin, this castle was rebuilt by Don Juan Manuel in the 14th century. The historic quarter, which was declared a Historic-Artistic Site, is formed by narrow streets that surround the castle.